Hi there! My name is Aaron and in addition to having a fancy headshot, I have been coaching professionals and students from a wide variety of backgrounds and industries for the last 10 years. I completed the Co-Active coaching program offered by the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) in 2018.
In addition, I've built mentorship programs for Ascend Leadership (a nonprofit focused on leadership development) and training programs for Merrill Lynch and LinkedIn going back to 2004 - so growth and development are in my DNA.
I spend my days working as a Senior HR Value Advisor at SAP SuccessFactors. What the heck does that mean? Well, my job sits at the nexus of HR strategy and value engineering. I help corporate HR teams optimize their talent strategy and use HR transformation projects to generate quantifiable value within their businesses.
My experience has spanned tech sales, management consulting, and program management roles. I've worked for or consulted with a wide range of organizations, from financial services and non-profit to government entities and technology, consumer products, and biotech companies.
While my coaching does not explicitly involve telling people how to proceed or what to do, my wide-ranging experience enables me to answer your tough questions on things like interviewing, industry-specific challeneges,
When I am not working or coaching, I am usually playing tennis or badminton, traveling or working on "Go See the World," a blog which chronicles my quest to see 100 countries by my 45th birthday (I'm at 40 countries now!).
I have an MBA with a focus on Human and Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management, a BA in Business Administration from the University of Puget Sound, and I hold the Senior Professional in HR (SPHR) certification.
I was born in San Francisco but consider myself a New Yorker at heart. I currently live in Wilmette, Illinois (a northern suburb of Chicago) with my wife Caitlin, our son Cooper, and our three-legged, one-eyed dog, Abbott (whom you can follow on Instagram @3legsgood).
I am located in the northern suburbs of Chicago, IL and happy to meet in person for local clients, but I also meet with clients anywhere in the world. If you have questions about how I work with clients, how you can benefit from a session, or scheduling a trial session, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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